26 January 2010, Cleveland Ohio, USA
Another large studio network incorporating Axia AoIP consoles and
routing equipment is now on-air in Australia, at Perth’s 96FM (www.96fm.com.au),
a Fairfax Media station.
Greg Hateley, Chief Engineer for 96FM and 6PR in Perth, chose Axia,
Omnia and Telos equipment for a comprehensive rebuild of the 96FM
studios. “I did lots of research,” says Greg, “and found that Axia
provides the audio distribution capabilities, flexibility, integration
and proven robustness that a leading commercial station like 96FM
Three studios were outfitted with Axia
Element 2.0 consoles and studio
engines, plus associated audio nodes and accessory software. The sale
and installation were performed by AVC’s Sydney office, Axia’s
distributor in Australia.
Axia’s ability to integrate seamlessly with peripheral studio
equipment also played a big part in 96FM’s choice of Axia.
Omnia.11 audio processing
was chosen to craft 96FM’s signature sound, with
sweetening digital audio streams for the Web.
Telos Systems’ new VX
multi-studio VoIP broadcast phone system allows talent to interact with
listeners, and Axia’s IP Intercom
system was also chosen to provide quick and easy communication
throughout the facility. Because all of these products have Livewire
capabilities, they connect to the studio network with just a single
CAT-5 cable, eliminating tedious and expensive discrete cabling.
“I compared other IP systems with Axia,” notes Greg, “but I found
that no other company could offer the combination of high quality build,
recognized international expertise and years of real world experience
that Axia does.”
Axia allows broadcasters to quickly and easily build audio networks
using switched Ethernet to connect a few rooms, or an entire facility.
Axia networks have a total system capacity of more than 10,000 audio
streams, and can carry hundreds of digital stereo channels (plus machine
logic and PAD) over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost
normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure. Axia Element
2.0 radio consoles are a hit, with installations in over 2,000 studios
For more information, visit
www.AxiaAudio.com or contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio by email at
, or by phone at +1-216-241-7225.
||This print-resolution photo of Fairfax Media’s
96FM can be
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Axia, a Telos company, builds Ethernet-based professional IP-Audio
products for broadcast, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio
applications. Along with the popular Element 2.0 modular console for
on-air, commercial production, audio workstations and personal studios,
Axia products include the PowerStation integrated console engine,
intercom systems, digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors, and
software for configuring, managing and interfacing networked audio